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Tindora with Sesame

| March 19, 2013 Comment


tindora with sesame

Try Tindora with Sesame if you want something different and tasty. Tindora (tondli, dondakaya/ivy gourd) is a versatile vegetable and lends itself to different ways of

This vegetarian/vegan curry is a healthy accompaniment for rice.

Servings: 4
Cooking Time: 20 minutes


  • 4 cups tindora, cut into 1-inch long thin strips
  • Turmeric powder, a pinch
  • 4-6 curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tsp vegetable oil

For Masala

  • 4 tsp sesame seeds
  • 4-5 red chillies
  • 3 tsp roasted peanuts, peeled
  • 1 tsp peanuts, roasted, peeled, and crushed


  1. Wash the cut tindora well, removing as many seeds as you can. Cook the tindora with a little salt and water in the microwave for about 6 minutes or until tender.
  2. In a small pan, roast the sesame seeds on medium heat until aromatic, and set aside.
  3. In a small grinder (coffee grinder works fine), grind the sesame seeds, chillies, and peanuts into a coarse powder.
  4. Heat oil in a medium skillet, and add the curry leaves and fry for a second. Then add the tindora and turmeric powder and salt if needed, and saute on medium-high until lightly browned.
  5. Sprinkle the masala powder over the tindora, and saute for a couple more minutes, and remove the tindora with sesame from heat.
  6. Serve the tindora with sesame with plain rice.

Category: Vegan Vegetable Recipes, Vegetable Recipes, Vegetable Recipes - No-onion No-Garlic

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